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Office location:
Robertsdale
18471 Wilters Street
Robertsdale, Alabama
36567
Phone: (251)947-3636

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

There are several types of bridges. The most popular types of bridges are a porcelain fused to a metal base bridge and a full porcelain bridge. We will discuss with you the best options for your particular case. These types of bridges consist of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to a pontic (artificial teeth), filling the space created by one or more missing teeth.

A dental bridge is highly durable and will last many years; however, like most dental restorations, it may eventually need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

 

  Reasons for a fixed bridge: 

  • Fill the space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent fixed bridge

 

What does getting a permanent bridge involve?

Getting a bridge usually requires two visits.  While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing decay or fractures that may be present to allow for a stable foundation.  Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.  In addition, a provisional bridge will be made and worn for three weeks while your permanent bridge is being fabricated.

At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. 

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the longevity of your new permanent bridge.